Marie A. Mahlstedt

marie mahlstedt
Marie A. Mahlstedt, age 89, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 surrounded by her daughters at Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare. Marie Anna Meyer Mahlstedt was born November 5, 1923 in rural Sumner to John and Louisa (Warnke) Meyer. She attended country schools through the eighth grade and then worked for other farm families. Memories of working at Winks in Sumner and the friends she met there were with her throughout her entire life. On March 15, 1945, Marie was united in marriage to Willis Mahlstedt in rural Sumner. In their early years they worked together farming and raising their six children. In 1971, Marie and Willis moved from their farm into New Hampton where she started her career as a paid cook. She worked for New Hampton Care Center and the Sara Lee cafeteria until retiring. Marie also helped care for a special neighbor for years after retirement. One of the most memorable moments was celebrating her 80th birthday with her 102 year old mother in attendance. Most especially she enjoyed cooking each of her family member’s favorites, quilting, and gardening. Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1959. Marie’s survivors include her children, Darold (JoAnn) Mahlstedt of Clear Lake, IA, Diane (Duane) Nelson of Smithville, MO, Dorann (Tom) Burgart of New Hampton, Bonnie (Tim Reed) Swenson of Winona, MN and Ronnie Mahlstedt of New Hampton and Deb (Steve) Dockendorf of New Hampton; her sister, Betty (Ray) Roder of Sumner; her sisters-in-law, Marlyn Meyer of Readlyn, IA Loretta Mahlstedt of Tripoli, IA and brother-in-law, Wesley Mahlstedt of Waterloo, IA; her 13 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willis in 1982; her brother, Raymond Meyer; brothers-in-law, William, Wendell and Wilbur Mahlstedt and sisters-in-law, Nora and Norma Niemeyer. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be directed to Marie's family. Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:30pm on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Funeral services for Marie will be held at 6:00pm on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Diane, Dorann & families, So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful example of kindness and love. A smile on her face always. Our most sincere sympathy.

  2. Diane, Dorann & families, So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful example of kindness and love. A smile on her face always. Our most sincere sympathy.

  3. Diane, Dorann & families, So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful example of kindness and love. A smile on her face always. Our most sincere sympathy.

  4. Dorann and Diane, our sympathy and prayers go out to you. God bless you as you walk through this difficult time. Know others care and will lend a shoulder or ear if you need it. Randy and Linda Burgart

  5. Dorann and Dianne,
    God bless her and keep her.
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family.
    Bob and Brenda, Aunt Celine and Jan Herriott

  6. Dorann and family ~ we are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Know that she is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. She is finally at peace. Thoughts and prayers sent out to each of you.

  7. Dorann and family, Our sympathy and prayers to you and all of your family members. May she rest in peace.

  8. Dorann, Tom & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Dorann. We know how much your family will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    the Van Oorts

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. Dorann, thank you again for your assistance in Linda and my mother’s care at Linn Haven.
    We know you all will grieve over Marie’s passing, but I wish you peace in the knowledge that the care and love she now has in God’s hands is better than any of us could ask or imagine.

  10. Deb, sorry to hear about your mom. I remember years ago making and eating pizza in your mom’s kitchen. That was still the best pizza! Take care..

  11. Diane, Dorann and rest of your family – Just letting you know we are thinking of all of you at this time – treasure the memories of your Mother .

  12. Dorann and family – our sympathies for your loss. Thoughts and prayers from our entire family to yours. Dennis and family

  13. Dorann, Deb and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. It is never easy losing your mom, hold the good memories close to your heart.

  14. Our sincere sympathy to all of Marie’s family. She will be missed by all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Louise and Donn

  15. To the family….it is always so sad to lose a parent and grandparent and you have our deepest sympathy. May your memories carry you through the rough spots, you were so lucky to have her for so many years. She sounds like she was a fun lady and loved her family deeply.

  16. Bonnie,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hold tight the memories and cherish them always.

    Thinking of you and sending our prayers.

    Coral and Patti


  18. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  19. Diane, Dorann, and families,
    You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. She lived a full life enjoying her children and grandchildren close by. May she rest in peace.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  20. To the Mahlstedt family, You have my deepest sympathy at th homegoing of Marie. Growing up the daugher of Tom and Mila Mae Meyer and attending High School with Bonnie, I have very fond memories of summer days spent on the farm with Bonnie and family. Marie treated me as one of her children, and boy could she cook. As time went by and I came home to New Hampton 2 to 3 times a year to visit my Mother, we went to the Senior Center for dinner and I sat with Marie and had the nicest visits. Then aferwards played Bingo with her. So many great memories I’ll never forget. Another Angel waits for me in Heaven. God Bless You All…Mary Jo Love, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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